Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker appointed the five-member Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) Fiscal Management and Control Board (FMCB) and designated Joe Aiello as chair immediately after signing into law the Fiscal Year 2016 budget.

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) officially awarded the contract to build the three stations in the West Oahu Station group to Nan, Inc.

Monday, 20 July 2015 13:20

The T appoints CFO/VP of Finance

The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) appointed Monica Fowler to chief financial officer and vice president of finance.

The Federal Transit Administration issued its formal Record of Decision (ROD) for Sound Transit's Lynnwood Link extension, which will extend light-rail from the Northgate neighborhood in Seattle to Lynnwood in Snohomish County.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed into law a five-year extension authorizing counties to continue the half-percentage point surcharge on state tax to continue funding the Honolulu's $6-billion rail transit project. The surcharge will be effective until Dec. 31, 2027.

BNSF Logistics, LLC, acquired Transportation Technology Services (TTS), an engineering and logistics services provider focused on rail solutions for over-dimensional cargoes. BNSF Logistics says TTS has particular expertise and market presence in the wind energy industry. BNSF Logistics is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BNSF and provides third-party freight logistics services.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joined Charlotte, N.C, Mayor and Metropolitan Transit Commission Chair Daniel Clodfelter July 14 to commemorate the grand opening of the CityLYNX Gold Line service.

Sound Transit's second tunnel boring machine for the Northgate Link light-rail extension reached the wall of the future Roosevelt light-rail station, completing the second 1.5-mile segment of a 3.4-mile tunnel that will serve light-rail trains from Northgate Mall to the University of Washington.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 13:50

FEC opens new train dispatch center

On July 11, Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) opened a new dispatch center equipped with a Wabtec Train Management Dispatching System (TMDS).

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